Danilo's reported Barcelona move could provide a breakthrough in Tottenham Hotspur's Andre Gomes hopes

West Ham United's Croatian manager Slaven Bilic gestures during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Huddersfield Town at The London Stadium, in east...

Barcelona want Porto's Danilo Pereira - bad news for West Ham but potentially great for Spurs.

Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane (L) vies with Barcelona's Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes during the second leg of the Spanish Supercup football match Real Madrid vs FC...

Andre Gomes’ ill-fated Barcelona career may have been over after just one year had they managed to seal the deal for Liverpool wizard Philippe Coutinho in the summer transfer window.

According to The Mail, Tottenham Hotspur were close to signing former Valencia star Gomes but the deal was called off on deadline day as Barca failed to find a replacement for the Portuguese international.

Though with Football Espana reporting that the La Liga leaders are keeping a close eye on Porto enforcer Danilo, you wonder whether Gomes could be rocking up in North London in the winter.

Danilo Pereira of Portugal is watched by Wayne Rooney of England during the international friendly match between England and Portugal at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2016 in London, England.

The report claims that Blaugrana sporting director Robert Fernandez was in attendance as Portugal beat Andorra 2-0 on Saturday with Danilo, who played the full 90 minutes off the World Cup qualifier, understood to be the reason for his trip.

And the midfielder, a deep lying player renowned for his ball-winning abilities, could free up Gomes to escape from the Camp Nou after playing just 28 minutes of league football under Ernesto Valverde this season.

Capital interest

Though this double deal could also have ramifications for West Ham. The Mirror reported in August that The Hammers were interested in Porto’s £31 million-rated Danilo after a deal for Portugal team-mate William Carvalho stalled.

Porto's midfielder Danilo Pereira (L) vies with Leicester City's Japanese forward Shinji Okazaki during the UEFA Champions League football match FC Porto vs Leicester City FC at the Dragao...

With West Ham unable to bring Carvalho to the London Stadium, Slaven Bilic’s side are still in need of a defensive midfielder and Danilo could have come into their thinking again in January.

If the 26-year-old gets his big break at the Camp Nou, however, it would not only end West Ham’s chances but could also hand London rivals Tottenham a timely boost in their pursuit of the out-of-favour Gomes.

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